Jamalco, Broilers in BH cricket final
The curtain comes down on the Business House cricket season tomorrow with Jamalco and Jamaica Broilers facing off in the Reggae Jammin 50-over league final at Red Stripe Oval, starting at 10 a.m.
Jamalco and Broilers advanced to the final following decisive semi-final wins on September 22.
At Mico University playing field, Jamaica Broilers defeated former champions National Housing Trust (NHT) by five wickets. Batting first, NHT made 156 from 25 overs - Shacoya Thomas, 57; Lionel Morant, 45; Mario Davis, 4-23. Jamaica Broilers made 157 for five from 24 overs - Oraine Williams, 72; Andrew Davis, 34; Quinnue McKinson, 3-27, Antwaine Stephenson, 2-22.
At Jamalco, Jamalco defeated KO champions Continental Baking Company by seven wickets.
Continental: 136 from 38.4 overs - Andre Bryce, 33; Peter Colquhoun, 20; Peat Salmon, 4-31; Pete Ray Lewis, 3-5.
Jamalco: 137 for three - Erron Downer, 36 not out; Dwayne Bennett, 28.
Business House basketball finals
The best-of-five finals of the Business House Basketball Association three-on-three competition are on at the Stadium Courts, in both divisions one and two.
In Division One, defending champions Grace Canning are up against Guardsman. In game one on Thursday, Grace Canning, with a game-high 17 points from Kevin Daley, clipped Guardsman 26-24. National player Omar Barnes scored 10 points for the losers.
In Division Two, National Housing Trust beat Jamaica Infrastructure Operators (JIO) 29-27 in overtime, in game one, on Thursday as well. Kemar McLeish scored a game-high 17 points for JIO.
Game two, in both finals, will be played at the Stadium Courts next Monday evening.
Scotia win 9-0 in Inter-Bank football
Defending champions Scotiabank crushed CIBC/FCID 9-0 in the second round of the Western Sports/Norman Goodison Inter-Bank football league in the first match of a double header, at Emmet Park last Sunday.
Double strikes by Anthony Greenland, Richard West, and Christopher Buchanan overpowered CIBC/FCID. Jamoy Sibbles, Jeffrey Brown, and Donovan Hibbert chipped in with a goal apiece. Scotia led 5-0 at half time.
In the second match, Jamaica National and National Commercial Bank (NCB) played to a goalless draw.
The competition continues tomorrow with two matches at Emmet Park - Scotia vs Sagicor Bank, at 2 p.m., followed by Bank of Jamaica vs NCB at 4:00.
Tru Juice Football Club 12th-anniversary sports day
The Tru-Juice Football Club, established in October 2001, will be celebrating its 12th anniversary. The celebrations are being held under the patronage of Natalie Neita-Headley, minister without portfolio with responsibility for sports. To highlight this landmark, the club will be hosting a sports day on Saturday, October 12, at the Tru Juice Sports Complex in Bog Walk, St Catherine.
There will be a football competition for the Peter McConnell Trophy. The competing teams will be defending champions Cavalier, Portmore United, Fraizers Whip, Jamalco, Travellers FC, Tru-Juice FC, Waterhouse FC and Arnett Gardens FC.
The Natalie Neita-Headley netball competition will commence with a rally on the same day. There will also be a domino competition. The day will also involve corporate Jamaica as the companies in the region will be participating in the same sporting disciplines. Corporate companies in the area include Trade Winds Citrus, Wisynco, Food For The Poor, Morrison's Construction, Equipment & Quarry, Nestlé Jamaica and ReggaeCity.
The event will be coordinated by the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS), through the parish's sports officer, Elaine Walker-Brown.
"It is a family oriented event, for the entire region, and attractions will be available for children," said Julius Thompson, Tru-Juice FC president.
Tru-Juice FC is made up of mainly players residing in the north St Catherine area. The club participates in the St Catherine Major League, a competition it won in 2008 before being promoted to the Super League. Sponsors are Tru-Juice, Morrison's Construction, Equipment & Quarry and Rum Bar Rum.
21-strong, Bomb Squad clash
The second semi-final of the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Community Corner League football will be played at the Waterford field with newcomers, undefeated 21-Strong, opposing Bomb Squad in a 3 p.m. encounter.
Cascade defeated Cool Runnings 2-0, in the first semi-final, at the same venue last sunday. Jermaine Clarke (21st) scored to give Cascade a 1-0 half-time lead. Cascade continued their dominance in the second half and were rewarded when Ramone Atkinson (75th) doubled the lead with a superb strike from outside the 18-yard box. Cascade should have gone 3-0 up with minutes left, but Gavin Campbell missed from the penalty spot.
Big domino clash in Portmore
Leaders Ken's Wildflower (20 points) will have a tough task to keep their 100 per cent win record intact as they battle joint third-place team Portmore Lane Tigers (16 points) in the sixth round of the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League tomorrow. Defending champs Passagefort United, currently struggling in the league with seven points, are at home, in Myrtle Way, against Waterford United. Waterford are second place on 17 points. In other games, Cumberland host Westchester Rudiz; Westchester United welcome Garveymeade, and Rising Sun knock cards against Portsmouth United.
All games begin at 1 p.m.
Last Sunday, Passagefort United lost their third match of the season as they went down 250-233 to Portmore Lane Tigers. Tigers moved to fourth on 16 points. Leaders Ken's Wildflower beat last place Westchester United (one point), 250-205. In other games, Waterford United (17 points) triumphed over
Portmore One, MoBay YPG hunt title
Old Passagefort-based Portmore One and
In the play-off for third place, Mandeville YPG and Portmore two (Portmore Pines), battle at noon.
Church netball league presentations next Saturday
The presentation of awards and trophies for the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) Church Netball League will commence at 5:30 p.m. at the PFM Multi-purpose Complex on Saturday, October 12. It will be a two-way battle between the PFM pair of Melonie Bailey and Debbie-Ann Coghiel for best shooter. Other awards are also up for grabs. PFM won the league title 30-16 over Lighthouse. PFM also won the rally crown.